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1999 Outbreak of Salmonella Saintpaul Linked to Clover Sprouts, California

A batch of clover sprouts was contaminated with Salmonella Saintpaul and sickened northern California residents. The illnesses occurred between May 10 and 30.

  • Outbreak began:
  • May 1999
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • California
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Vegetable, Sprouts, Clover Sprouts
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Restaurants, Other Locations
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Salad Cosmos, Sprout Medley
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Yes
  • Total ill:
  • 36
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Unknown
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • N/A
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • N/A
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • N/A
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 2
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0

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